Elderly Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman

People with diverse needs

The Australian Government provides aged care services to help people of all backgrounds and situations to access the help they need.

If you’re an older person, or you care for an older person, you may have particular needs, depending on your background and situation. There may be services available specially for you.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, there are government-funded aged care services available for you.

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

If you are an older person from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, there are aged care services available for you.

People living in rural and remote areas

Read about accessing aged care services in rural and remote Australia.

People with disabilities

Read about aged care services to help older people with disabilities to live independently at home.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

Older people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity should be able to access aged care services that are responsive and respectful of their care needs. Read more about available help for LGBTI people.

Care Leavers

A Care Leaver is a person who spent time in care as a child; in foster, or residential care or outside the immediate or extended family. This includes Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and the Stolen Generations. Read more about available help.

Veterans

Read about aged care services available to help support eligible veterans, war widows and widowers.

People who are financially disadvantaged

Read about accessing aged care services for financially disadvantaged people.

People facing homelessness

For older people who are homeless or facing homelessness, there are aged care services available to help deal with housing problems.

Last reviewed: 30 May, 2018.